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North Hempstead Building Commissioner to Step Down

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The commissioner of North Hempstead's building department is stepping down in May after six years of service, Newsday reports.  

Kevin Cronin began serving as Department of Building, Safety Inspection and Enforcement commissioner in 2008.  He told Newsday that he was leaving on his own accord.

Cronin began his tenure at North Hempstead after criminal charges were filed against Town of North Hempstead employees after a 16-month probe into allegations of corruption involving the permitting process  that resulted in several jail sentences, including the previous building commissioner.

The town has since worked to make permit processing more user-friendly.

The town will begin a search for a new buildings commissioner, a spokesman told Newsday.
David pays tax March 31, 2014 at 08:00 PM
just wait , soon we will get some unemployed political clueless hack who knows nothing about a building department become the new commissioner. all north Hempstead job are prizes that go to obedient cronies , no experience or qualification needed . just look at the last election for Town clerk , we sure picked the most qualified person Wink, Wink......
Vincent April 01, 2014 at 06:14 AM
Are we missing John Kaiman yet?
Arguendo April 01, 2014 at 07:46 AM
No thanks for greasing the permits for those 80-foot shafts.
jamie April 01, 2014 at 10:54 AM
The residents of North Hempstead will be paying for all the mistakes these inspectors, plans examiners and commissioners. Try and sell your home or get refinance without dealing with the miles of red tape and arrogance of this department. The fees are ridiculous and they will go back to 1950 to look for open permits. No grandfathering. J

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